Claire Holden Rothman, Lear’s Shadow (Penguin Canada) WINNER
Aaron Kreuter, You and Me, Belonging (Tightrope Books)
Natalie Morrill, The Ghost Keeper (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.)

Anne Michaels, Infinite Gradation (Exile Editions) WINNER
Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita (Knopf Canada)
Lezli Rubin-Kunda, At Home: Talks with Canadian Artists about Place and Practice (Goose Lane Editions)

Linda Frank, Divided (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers) WINNER
Anne Michaels, All We Saw (McClelland & Stewart)
Suzannah Showler, Thing Is (McClelland & Stewart)

Benjamin Carter Hett, The Death of Democracy (Allen Lane Canada/Penguin Canada) WINNER
Robert Harris, Song of a Nation: The Untold Story of Canada’s National Anthem (McClelland & Stewart)
Sarah Wobick-Segev, Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth Century Paris, Berlin and St. Petersburg (Stanford University Press)

Jonathan Auxier, Sweep (Puffin Canada/Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers) WINNER
Cary Fagan, Wolfie and Fly: Band on the Run (Tundra Books/Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers)
Ellen Schwartz, Princess Dolls (Tradewind Books)


Bonnie Burstow, The Other Mrs. Smith (Inanna Publications)
Laurie Gelman, Class Mom (Henry Holt and Company) WINNER
Rebecca Rosenblum, So Much Love (McClelland & Stewart)

Molly Applebaum, Buried Words: The Diary of Molly Applebaum (The Azrieli Foundation)
Elaine Dewar, The Handover (Biblioasis)
Julija Šukys, Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning (University of Nebraska Press) WINNER

Roger Frie, Not in My Family: Germany Memory and Responsibility After the Holocaust (Oxford University Press)
Hugues Théorêt, The Blue Shirts: Adrien Arcand and Fascist Anti-Semitism in Canada (Translated by Ferdinanda Van Gennip and Howard Scott; University of Ottawa Press) WINNER
Max Wallace, In the Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust (Allen Lane)

Melanie Fishbane, Maud (Penguin Random House)
Kathy Kacer, To Look a Nazi in the Eye: A Teen’s Account of a War Criminal Trial (Second Story Press)
Deborah Katz, Rare is Everywhere (Miss Bird Books) WINNER


Eric Beck Rubin, School of Velocity (Doubleday Canada)
Peter Behrens, Carry Me (House of Anansi Press) WINNER
Danila Botha, For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known (Tightrope Books)

Sarah Barmak, Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality (Coach House Books)
Judy Batalion, White Walls (Berkley/Penguin Random House)
David Leach, Chasing Utopia (ECW Press)
Miriam Libicki, Toward a Hot Jew (Fantagraphics Books Inc.) WINNER

Max Eisen, By Chance Alone (Harper Collins Publishers)
Matti Friedman, Pumpkinflowers (McClelland & Stewart) WINNER
Ester Reiter, A Future Without Hate or Need: The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada (Between the Lines) 

Deborah Kerbel, Feathered (Kids Can Press)
Tilar Mazzeo and Mary Farrell, Irena’s Children (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker, Seeking Refuge (Tradewind Books) WINNER


David Bezmozgis, The Betrayers (Harper Collins) WINNER
Joseph Kertes, The Afterlife of Stars (Penguin Books)
Sean Michaels, Us Conductors (Random House Canada)
Mireille Silcoff, Chez L’Arabe (House of Anansi Press)

Bob Bossin, Davy the Punk (The Porcupine’s Quill)
Mark Celinscak, Distance from the Belsen Heap: Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp (University of Toronto Press) WINNER
Daniel J. Levitin, The Organized Mind (Penguin Books)
Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Monkeys, Myths and Molecules (ECW Press)

Beverley Chalmers, Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices under Nazi Rule (Grosvenor House Publishing) WINNER
Andrew Cohen, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History (McClelland & Stewart)
Maria Noriega Rachwal, From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra (Second Story Press)
Ira Robinson, A History of Antisemitism in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

Daniel Goodwin, Catullus’s Soldiers (Cormorant Books) WINNER
Seymour Mayne, Cusp Word Sonnets (Ronald P. Frye and Co.)
Ruth Panofsky, The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington (University of Ottawa Press)
Rachel Zolf, Janey’s Arcadia (Coach House Books)

Emil Sher, Young Man with Camera (Scholastic Inc.) WINNER
Shelly Sanders, Rachel’s Hope (Second Story Press)
Eva Wiseman, The World Outside (Tundra Books)
Frieda Wishinsky, illustrations by Willow Dawson, Avis Dolphin (House of Anansi Press)

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